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A chapter in the book Sunnilicious' NaPoWriMo, April 2021

Tanka (feathery fern leaf)

by sunnilicious

Feathery fern leaf
It is dead and can not grow
Stem pluck for pleasure
Eccentric sight in a gust
Beauty echos to lives on


NaPoWriMo, April 2021 Writing Prompt, Day 8 - Spoon River Anthology, and then write your own poem in the form of a monologue delivered by someone who is dead.

NOTE: I read the "Spoon River Anthology" for an acting class. And I didn't like that it was poems written from the perspective of people as ghosts or in the spirit world at a cemetary. However, I do have a few favorites, because they seemed to have relatable lives and I even memorized one of the poems as a personal monologue. That aside, my mother's sister was buried in Tampa, Florida last Tuesday. So, I do not feel it appropriate for me to follow the daily prompt for napowrimo day 8. A tanka will have to be suffice as my poem entry/submission for the day. Thank you for understanding.

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